Kenya Medicine

  • Who?Groups of at least 5
  • When? Projects have flexible dates and run all year round
  • Where? Nanyuki, Kenya

Volunteering in Kenya is a truly worthwhile experience. On a group trip in medicine, you will get to experience medical care in a developing country, often working with some of the most in need. You are also working in an iconic country, full of beauty, and steeped in culture and tradition.

Gap Year volunteer Medical projects in Kenya
Gap Year volunteer Medical projects in Kenya

As a group, you will have the opportunity to experience a number of medical facilities and departments in local hospitals and clinics. You may have the opportunity to work in family planning and labour wards, and assist with ward rounds where you get to experience a variety of tropical diseases and illnesses you would not experience in your home country. You will take part in a few workshops in, for example, tropical diseases, childhood diseases, and wilderness first aid.

Groups also have the opportunity to take part in medical outreach projects. You could help in a school or orphanage and carry out basic health checks and teach children basic essential hygiene. You may go into a community that has no ready available access to medical care and help treat minor injuries and ailments, and help with vaccinations.

Your experience on a group trip to Kenya will be wide and varied and you will experience a lot. And learn much about medicine and how it is approached in under resourced hospitals. As a group, you will really make a difference, particularly on the outreach programmes.

You will stay in apartments or hostels in Nanyuki, and in your spare time you will get to experience much of the local area, including a Maasai market, and also have the chance to visit some of the iconic countryside, be it a beautiful crystal clear lake, an ancient volcanic crater or a stunning national park. You will also take part in a Swahili workshop where you will learn the basics, as well as some important medical terminology.

This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.

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